We are so thrilled to be one of the first stockists of this (we think) great new T-shirt brand Golden Age. It’s founder Jonathan is a regular in our shop and we heard all about the trials and tribulations of production along the way. We were always impressed by his commitment to producing an affordable, original, quality garment and finally, they are here. So well done Johnny- but hang on…we want to know more….
Hello Johnny, we like your cool T-shirts, what was the inspiration behind them? Thank you! In this age of computer games and hi-tech toys I wanted to create a range of t-shirts that reflected a simpler and more innocent time for kids. I have always loved vintage books and illustrations, so I spent hours browsing in antiquarian shops and found some beautiful but really simple designs that work brilliantly on t-shirts.
What else do you do? I’m a TV journalist by trade – so I spend a lot of time thinking about visuals, and I love getting creative. I’ve been working with a fantastic graphic designer and my wife works in fashion journalism so she has got involved too.
What was your favourite childhood book. Why? I loved Charlie and Chocolate factory – and once even met Roald Dahl at a book-signing. But now my favourite kid’s book is Treasure Island.
If you could be a character from a book..who would you like to be? Dean Moriarty from “On the Road” by Jack Kerouac – he’s the epitome of cool!
So, now you’re a small producer – (yey!) What are the future plans ‘Golden Age’.I have loads of exciting new design ideas in the pipe-line. I can’t wait to see them in the shops.